This situation highlights the urgency of building federal infrastructure to support working parents, but the outlook is "bleak," said Menaka Fernando, a partner with worker-side firm Outten & Golden LLP.
"There's going to be a significant number of these individuals in these states that will be forced to have children and carry their pregnancy to term. … These are the same states that are woefully lacking in protections for working mothers," Fernando said. "I think that working mothers are all but guaranteed to not have the support that they need by their employers, particularly when they're forced into this situation."
Cost of living variation is a valid justification for gender-based pay disparities, but the recent revelation that Google plans to cut pay for remote workers in less costly areas ups the...
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Menaka Fernando, a partner at worker-side firm Outten & Golden LLP, said that while employers can justifiably adjust compensation based on geography, they might open a Pandora's box if they stray from such an analysis and...
As U.S. senators prepare to mark up a bill on Tuesday that would provide protections to nursing mothers in the workplace, Law360 explores how it could correct the lactation break provisions under the FLSA that have been described by judges and attorneys as toothless and illogical.
In tightknit social media groups and private email chains, black entrepreneurs share their Silicon Valley stories. It often starts with a racist comment from a venture capitalist or a subtle jab that reveals a deep bias. The stories usually have the same ending: a decision to pass on investing.
“In the wake of the #MeToo movement, employers may be more attuned to it than in the past, but I still think there are a lot of employers that don’t understand they may be liable for this,” Aliaksandra Ramanenka, a plaintiff’s attorney in the New York office of Outten & Golden, told Bloomberg Law.